The Spy Who Loved Globalization
James Bond was wrestling with forces of integration and fragmentation decades before political scientists invented the ideas.
Between the Lines: Democracy Holds a Party
Last June, representatives from more than 100 nations met in Warsaw, Poland, to draft the guiding principles of a "Community of Democracies." U.S. organizers of the conference described the resulting "Warsaw Declaration" as an unprecedented effort to form a global consensus on the elements of democracy and to cooperate in their promotion and defense. Is it? Or is it a well-meaning but largely empty exercise in legacy-hunting by the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright? Herewith the first installment of a new Foreign Policy feature that decodes and deconstructs noteworthy public documents.
The Irrelevant Election
Whether it's Al Gore or George W. Bush, the result will be the same: wishy-washy foreign policy driven by the competing interests of new elites and rising tensions between Washington and its closest allies.